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u.s. probing: did russia take part in chemical weapons attack?

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u.s. probing: did russia take part in chemical weapons attack?

palm beach, fla. — the united states is looking into whether russia participated in the syrian chemical weapons attack that provoked president donald trump's airstrikes against the assad government, a revelation that could have dramatic implications for relations between washington and moscow.on friday, senior u.s. military officials said a drone belonging to either russia or syria was seen hovering over the site of the chemical weapons attack after the assault earlier this week. russia is one of syria's most important patrons and has long resisted u.s. efforts to push president bashar assad from power.even as trump advisers insisted that thursday night's u.s. missile strike did not mark a significant shift in american policy, he called on other nations to help "end the slaughter and bloodshed in syria."the president approved the strike while in florida for a two-day summit with chinese president xi jinping. he did not respond to shouted questions about the assault from reporters as he opened meetings with xi on friday.the strikes —59 missiles launched from the uss ross and uss porter — hit the government-controlled shayrat air base in central syria, where u.s. officials say the syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off. the u.s. missiles hit at 8:45 p.m. in washington, 3:45 friday morning in syria. the missiles targeted the base's airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas, officials said.russia condemned the move as an act of "...